West Getting New Schools After ExplosionThe Central Texas town which was devastated by a 2013 fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people is getting two new schools.
New Bill On West Blast Would Delay New Rules The massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people last year is unlikely to meaningfully change regulatory or safety rules in Texas until at least 2016 under the latest bill offered Tuesday by lawmakers tasked with scrutinizing the blast.
Despite Demolition Decision Future Of West High School UncertainTaking a wrecking ball to a piece of history. More heartache may lie ahead in the town of West. Wednesday the school district voted to demolish the old high school. Officials said the building was too badly damaged by the fertilizer plant explosion.
Abbott: Texans Can Ask 'Any Plant' About ChemicalsAnyone can ask companies what they're storing and get answers within 10 days.
1st Bill Reacting To West Blast Meets GOP Pushback The first bill drafted by Texas lawmakers in response to the West fertilizer plant explosion that killed 15 people got an icy reception Tuesday from Republicans who said the tougher proposed regulations would overburden storage facilities with complexities and cost.
Report: 262 People Hurt In West Fertilizer Blast A health report on the impact of the West fertilizer plant explosion says 262 people were injured in the blast. That's in addition to the 15 people killed by the April 17, 2013, explosion.
Athens Plant Fire Treated As Crime SceneMore than 300 residents were evacuated from their homes Thursday after a fire started at a fertilizer storage facility in the east Texas city of Athens. Thankfully, nobody was hurt.
Report On West Recommends More Firefighter Training & PlanningA new state fire marshal report, investigating the firefighter deaths when the West Fertilizer Company plant exploded in 2013, is making some recommendations when it comes to firefighter planning and training.
Texas Agency To Report On West BlastThe men who died last year fighting a fire at a fertilizer plant that then exploded in West have been called heroes, but they have also been called victims of a failed system.
Residents Respond To Findings In West Fertilizer Blast ReportThe fertilizer plant explosion in West that killed 15 people a year ago could have been prevented. The U.S. Chemical Safety Board presented its preliminary findings about the blast in front of a packed room of residents and town officials.
CSB: West Firefighters Weren't Aware Of Explosion RiskThe U.S. Chemical Safety Board found that West volunteer firefighters were not fully aware of the risk of ammonium nitrate exploding at the West Fertilizer Co. plant.
No New Safety Laws A Year After West BlastIt has been a year since a fire caused a huge explosion at a Texas fertilizer plant, yet companies in the state can still store hazardous chemicals in buildings without sprinklers.
Easter Services In West Mark New BeginningToday's Easter service was an important one for those in West, Texas, who this week marked the one year anniversary of the explosion that rocked the town.
Family Looks Ahead After Losing Son & Home In West BlastSome people in West lost family members the night of April 17, 2013. Some lost their homes and there are others who lost both. One of those families spoke with CBS 11 News about the last year and how they’re rebuilding their lives.
Thousands Pay Tribute To Victims Of West ExplosionThere wasn't an empty seat at Tokio Baptist Church where thousands came to pay tribute to the 12 first responders, who died when the West fertilizer plant exploded on April 17, 2013.